Cultivating faith through storysharing


Cultivating faith through storysharing


Storytelling -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Spiritual formation.
Teenagers -- Religious life.
Christian communities.


By Ketlen Adrien Solak, 2016. "This thesis comprises five chapters. In this first chapter I describe the difficulty that a number of teenagers and their parents, who worship at St. Luke's, experience when they are invited to articulate their personal journeys of faith. I also draw attention to the potential benefits that may result if the church finds ways to assist teenagers and their parents in learning how to better grasp and express their stories of faith. In the second chapter, I write about the design of the thesis project as well as about how and why I chose to develop this particular project. In the third chapter, I describe the methodology used to design and administer the surveys used during the project and highlight the themes and learnings that emerged from them. In the fourth chapter, I discuss more deeply the various themes and learnings that have surfaced by analyzing them through a number of sources in practical theology and human and faith development. In the fifth and last chapter, I summarize the main points of the thesis, propose a few recommendations, and offer personal reflections about my engagement with the project."


Solak, Ketlen Adrien.


See record for print version in Library Catalog.


Virginia Theological Seminary.




© Copyright Ketlen Adrien Solak, 2016.
Date Added
October 10, 2017
VTS Doctoral Theses
Item Type
Solak, Ketlen Adrien., “Cultivating faith through storysharing,” Bishop Payne Library at Virginia Theological Seminary, accessed March 27, 2023,